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If not Lugers, then what???

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fran farbman Jun 2, 2007 12:02 PM

Been underwhelmed the last couple of times I've been to Peter Lugers so I'm looking for what you think is the best steakhouse around these days. Help me out.

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  1. DAFoodSnob RE: fran farbman Jun 2, 2007 12:14 PM

    If you like the Lugers type steak try Wolfgangs in Manhattan. It's a former Maitre D from Lugers. I actually think it's better and they take credit cards.

    I also like Bobby Vans in Manhattan. Very underrated.

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      Jesdamala RE: DAFoodSnob Jun 2, 2007 12:58 PM

      One of our favorites! Unbeatable service!

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        burp RE: DAFoodSnob Jun 2, 2007 02:13 PM

        wolfgangs downtown you could go casually dressed also. The steak is great and offer more than Luger's. Blair Perrone is also good in a nice atmosphere. I was suprised so many knew about Keene's i thought it was my secret spot,,,The pipe collection is amazing , includes babe ruth, sitting bull and teddy roosevelt,,, the mutton chops are the way to go at Keene's ,amazing.

      2. ChefJune RE: fran farbman Jun 2, 2007 02:00 PM

        Have you tried Keen's? I've always liked it better than Lugers.

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          RGR RE: ChefJune Jun 2, 2007 02:06 PM

          Keens would be my pick as well. In addition to delicious food, there's that unmatchable old NY ambiance.

          http://www.keens.com

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          Joemoer100 RE: fran farbman Jun 2, 2007 02:14 PM

          The steak at Keens is mediocre at best. There is only one dish to order: THE MUTTON CHOP.

          Wolfgang’s is great. Order German potatoes with your T-bone. And kick-off with the very decadent thick bacon appetizer.

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            addictedtolunch RE: fran farbman Jun 3, 2007 07:38 AM

            You may be getting Lugar's burnout. Happened to me a few years ago. Don't disagree with Wolfgangs as an alternative, but it's not better than Lugar's. But a restaurant experience is more than just the food, and the routine and vibe can get tiresome so I would take a 1-2 year break from Lugar's- you'll be back though.

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